The course applies the laws of physics and chemistry to understand the atmosphere’s structure, composition and energy balance. Knowledge concerning thermodynamics, atoms and molecules, radiation and chemistry is the starting point for describing processes that govern weather and climate. Focus is on understanding the physics and chemistry underlying the atmosphere’s thermal structure, the greenhouse effect, and important chemical cycles.
Grading criteria, course literature and other material and correspondence related to the course will be available on the course Athena-site at https://athena.itslearning.com once you have registered for the course.
Here is a link to a list of examiners for 2020:
ScheduleThis is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
Wallace, J. M. and Hobbs, P.V.: Athmospheric Sciences, An Introductory Survey, 2nd edition, Academic Press, 2006.
The course is held every autumn semester.